• A Parting Gift



    So today I leave on my summer vacation. I'll be posting Your Daily News Round-up later this afternoon, but after that you won't hear from me on these pages again until Tuesday, July 28th—possibly later than that if jet lag gets the better of me.

    I did want to leave you all with something cool to check out while I'm away, a link that I've been saving for just such an occasion. XDA has managed to pull off something fairly spectacular, a worldwide atlas of their users.

    They've collected anecdotal data from literally everywhere on the planet—North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, Asia, Australia, New Zealand... It's very much worth having a look at what people are paying for their mobile phones and service in different parts of the world.

    And to get you started, I've copied and pasted the table of contents for your convenience!

    Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Martinique, Panama, Puerto Rico, United States, Uruguay.

    Europe: Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Monaco, Norway, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

    Asia: China, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand.

    Africa & Oceania: Australia, Guam, Indonesia, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa.

    I was particularly interested in the part about Madagascar, since where the girlfriend and I are going is pretty close to there. Where exactly are we going? Mauritius. Where's Mauritius?



    That's where! See you when I get back...

    Source: The Atlas of XDA

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: A Parting Gift started by acurrie View original post
    Comments 19 Comments
    1. SnowyWhite's Avatar
      SnowyWhite -
      Have fun and have a great vacation.


      Sent from my Wonderful LG Optimus L90
    1. acurrie's Avatar
      acurrie -
      Thanks very much!
    1. dragon2knight's Avatar
      dragon2knight -
      Have a safe trip, bring me back a mug
    1. acurrie's Avatar
      acurrie -
      Heh, I collect those too. It's getting to be a pretty bad habit... Shelf space is running critically low!
    1. rogue17's Avatar
      rogue17 -
      I used to collect mugs. Takes a lot of space. Maybe you can collect shooter glasses.

      Have a safe trip acurrie.

      I have 13 days left before I return home.
    1. acurrie's Avatar
      acurrie -
      Oh? Where's that?
    1. rogue17's Avatar
      rogue17 -
      Lisbon, in a week I'll be in the Madeira island.
    1. stessT's Avatar
      stessT -
      Ok...what am I missing? Or rather - is there a reason Canada isn't part of the list?
    1. SnowyWhite's Avatar
      SnowyWhite -
      Quote Originally Posted by stessT View Post
      Ok...what am I missing? Or rather - is there a reason Canada isn't part of the list?
      I'm not sure.

      Acurrie lives in Canada and I live a few miles from Canada.
      More than 10 but less than 20.

      Sent from my Wonderful LG Optimus L90
    1. rogue17's Avatar
      rogue17 -
      It shows acurrie is on vacation.

      I always come to the blog section and now there's nothing.Miss acurrie's posts.
    1. dragon2knight's Avatar
      dragon2knight -
      Quote Originally Posted by rogue17 View Post
      It shows acurrie is on vacation.

      I always come to the blog section and now there's nothing.Miss acurrie's posts.
      This is my fav part of the site, but we all need a break I hope he's doing well and look forward to his return.
    1. rogue17's Avatar
      rogue17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by dragon2knight View Post
      This is my fav part of the site, but we all need a break I hope he's doing well and look forward to his return.
      It was my daily routine checking out this section. And I do wish acurrie a much needed relaxing vacation and a safe return.
    1. jattdesi's Avatar
      jattdesi -
      ^But he has too many, Just Recently he & his GF went to Hong Kong and now he is gone somewhere else. I think that's too many. How many of you agree with me.


      @Acurrie, I am only joking. I hope you have a Blast where ever you are.
    1. futurephone's Avatar
      futurephone -
      I hope you're having a great time!
    1. rogue17's Avatar
      rogue17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jattdesi View Post
      ^But he has too many, Just Recently he & his GF went to Hong Kong and now he is gone somewhere else. I think that's too many. How many of you agree with me.


      @Acurrie, I am only joking. I hope you have a Blast where ever you are.
      Yes you're right!!! I remember that article where he mentioned the Hong-Kong trip.

      Acurrie enjoy yourself. Hofo isn't going anywhere.
    1. acurrie's Avatar
      acurrie -
      What a pleasant thread of comments to return home to... Thanks to all!
    1. futurephone's Avatar
      futurephone -
      Welcome back! Hope you had a great time!
    1. SnowyWhite's Avatar
      SnowyWhite -
      Quote Originally Posted by acurrie View Post
      What a pleasant thread of comments to return home to... Thanks to all!
      Awww we're so happy that you have returned to us!!
      I hope you had a fantastic time!

      Sent from my Wonderful LG Optimus L90
    1. rogue17's Avatar
      rogue17 -
      Just saw all the articles.At first glance without looking at the name, I thought Howard had done overtime today.

      Welcome back acurrie.